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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken_newbie, Dec 26, 2010.
is there a way to tell how old a hen actually is
Cut her in half and count the rings
Maybe if you did a DNA test.
Some experts do it by judging the fading of their legs. I am no expert, however, so I have no idea of how they do it.
I've read that on older hens, the scales on their legs are larger and not as smooth like on a pullet. Also their beak is more rounded than a pullet. Tough to tell their exact age though.